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. even though he has not been read his miranda rights because the government invoked a public safety exception which permits law enforcement to engage in a limited and focused interrogation. joining me now for more on these developments is kent schafer, criminal defense attorney with buyers, schafer and deboard. god to s good to see you, sir. >> thank you. good afternoon. >> what's your take on this? why charge him with a weapons of mass destruction charge and not murder or conspiracy? >> well, actually, it's a much easier charge for the government to prove. in this case, they have to prove two things. that he used or possessed a weapon of mass destruction and that it resulted in somebody's death. by doing that, he'd be eligible for the federal death penalty. where under massachusetts state law, if they charged murder, he wouldn't be eligible for the death penalty. so virtually, you know, from a prosecutor's standpoint, it cuts out all the fluff. it's a very simple case. there's case law on top of case law saying that a bomb like this is defined as a weapon of mass destruction. so it
understand he has not been read his miranda rights, even if he can talk. what's the latest from the hospital? >> the latest official word from the hospital and through the f.b.i., the official channels releasing information is he's in serious condition and within the last 24 hours, that he's also in stable condition. so he is under the care of the physician here, clearly under heavy guard. we know he was shot in the throat because senator in the select intelligence committee has also given that information out. but that's really what we know for certain at this point in time. >> gretchen: there is this report this morning that maybe that throat wound was from an attempted suicide when the police were closing in on him, as you can see from the thermal imings of him in the boat friday night. what have you heard about that? >> well, that information doesn't come from the positions here -- physicians that are treating him and would have the closest eye view of his wounds. they're keeping all of his information to themselves as they're required to do by law and the f.b.i. not releasing that throu
interrogation group. they are skilled. they know how to do this. the miranda right can be read at a later time. >> reporter: lawmakers agree it's important to gather intelligence from him to save more american lives. that investigation continues. meantime the victims continue to mourn. this morning a private funeral for 29-year-old crystal campbell will be laid to rest just outside of boston. at 11:50 a.m. our time that is when a moment of silence will be held. live in the newsroom brian flores. >>> tonight runners in marin county will honor victims of the boston bombings. they will take part in a 2.5- mile race that begins at 6:45 at ross park. runners are encouraged to wear blue and yellow clothing. the official colors of the boston marathon. for more information on the boston bombings you can go to our website ktvu.com to see a special section with more details and information. >>> time is 6:03. the furloughs of air traffic controllers has started. tara moriarty is live at sfo now to tell us how travelers are reacting. tara. >> reporter: a lot of the passengers we have been speaking to this
. >> the decision not to read miranda rights was made by the federal officials. this is a unique clause at the federal level that we've not experienced here. >> the mother of both suspects tells the "associated press" that the fbi spoke to her sons after the bomb exploded an continues to claim that the fbi monitored him back in 2011 during an interview. a moment of silence begins at 11:50 hour time. back to you. >> thank you. >>> students at the university of massachusetts were stushed to learn they -- were stunned to learn they knew one of the bombers. >> he's like, yeah, tragedies happen. >> they say he was on campus and say they were shocked when they saw his picture on tv after the explosion. coply square will remain closed for at least two more days. fbi agents scour the scene for evidence and debris from the bombing is cleared. officials say the square will not reopen until the fbi investigation is complete. >>> :7:-- 7:03. the as are in oakland getting ready to begin a series with the boston red sox. some plan to meet with air aaron -- with aaron hearn, the victim in the shootin
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